Archive for May 2018

Coalition welcomes House of Commons commitment to implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

May 31, 2018

The Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples – made up of Indigenous Nations, Indigenous peoples’ organizations, civil society groups and individual experts and advocates – is commending Members of Parliament on the adoption of Bill C-262, a private…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Video message from our partners about Global Affairs Canada funding

May 30, 2018

Today we celebrate resilience and solidarity!  We are delighted to announce that the KAIROS proposal to Global Affairs Canada for Women of Courage: Women Peace and Security, a five country, five year project led by grassroots women, has been fully…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

MEDIA RELEASE: KAIROS’ Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security Program to receive $4.5 million

May 30, 2018

(le français suit) (Toronto, ON) – KAIROS Canada is thrilled to announce a renewed collaboration with the Government of Canada to deliver Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security in Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Philippines, South…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Media Releases

Bill C-262 provides principled framework for implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

May 29, 2018

Open Letter to All Members of Parliament Our nations and organizations are urging all Members of Parliament to support Bill C-262 in a non-partisan manner when it comes to a vote at third reading. The government of Stephen Harper endorsed…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

Spirited Reflection: Finding ways to walk together in faith

May 23, 2018

  Photo of The Rev Dr. Margaret Mullin was taken by Vivian Ketchum. Reconciliation between Indigenous People and the Church will be a centuries-long journey.  I am committed to that journey by virtue of my DNA, Ojibway and Irish/Scottish I…

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

Crisis in Gaza

May 17, 2018

KAIROS is gravely concerned about the use of lethal military force  against protestors in the Gaza strip, and joins people of faith and conscience from around the world in condemning the killing and injury of so many Palestinians, including civilians,…

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Trailblazer: The Great Climate Race

May 9, 2018

Environmental campaigner Ben West and his partner Mari McMillan initiated The Great Climate Race because they believed in encouraging people to make a difference.  West’s personal experience of running gave him an idea for helping people to connect to the issue…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Women Voicing their Resistance to Extractivism

May 9, 2018

“They wanted to silence me, but I told them that it’s about time that I am singing. And I am singing very out loud in my community.”   –Yvonne Sampear, WoMin, South Africa “Nunca nos callaremos. Es por nuestro derecho y…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

KAIROS women resist mining at international gathering in Montreal

May 2, 2018

More than 40 women, mostly Indigenous, from 15 countries exchanged experiences and strategies of resilience and resistance against mining in their communities at the Women Resisting Extractivism gathering in Montreal from April 27 to 29. In testimony after testimony the…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Spirited Reflection: Wandering from post to post

May 2, 2018

Reflective people question everything. It came as no surprise when I set out to examine my theological assumptions. I am not sure if it was inspired by Phyllis Tickle’s idea that every five hundred years or so the church has…

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Colombian women speak peace, May 4 in Toronto

May 2, 2018

KAIROS Canada hosts Colombian partner, Organización Femenina Popular for panel on Women, Peace and Security (Toronto, ON) – Two Colombian women peace builders will visit Toronto on May 4 to share their work in empowering women victims of Colombia’s 50-year…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America, Media Releases

Shaping Canada’s New Caregiver Program Post November 2019

May 1, 2018

Canada’s plan to end its Caregiver Program in November 2019 presents a golden opportunity to advocate for improved working conditions and a guaranteed pathway to permanent residency for all migrant workers. In April 2018, KAIROS formally submitted Shaping Canada’s New…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

KAIROS Times: May 2018

May 1, 2018

Read the May issue of the KAIROS Times

Post filed in: KAIROS Times E-Newsletter